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Old 09-12-2020, 04:12 PM   #1
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Does any one know what a script battery box hollowed out for a 6 volt Optima complete with Lou Trinque top is worth....Thanks
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Old 09-12-2020, 04:52 PM   #2
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Does any one know what a script battery box hollowed out for a 6 volt Optima complete with Lou Trinque top is worth....Thanks
Donít know but I need one. Wish someone made them
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Old 09-12-2020, 08:59 PM   #3
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The last battery box I bought for an Optima was almost $100, which I thought was excessive. And, it was not script. It was the only game in town, so I bought one. Except for the script part, it worked well.

Later, I was at the local FLAPS, and there was a Ford script battery sitting on the floor, next to the counter. I asked the guys about it, and they said it was a trade-in and that I could have it if I paid the battery core charge. I bought it for $8.00 and was going to take it back to my shop and gut it, but when I got there and measured it, it was almost 2 inches too short. It's still sitting in the corner of my shop.
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:48 AM   #4
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Could a case be 3D printed maybe a flat side at a time, or would that get you in trouble with Ford licensing.
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:49 PM   #5
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Try Kirk White. I recently spoke with him and heís making the battery box.
Give him a try Kirk White (425) 381-7015
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:07 AM   #6
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I make a battery box for 1933-34 . Fiberglass --- If any one wants a picture I will post.
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Old 10-09-2020, 09:11 PM   #7
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I bought a ford OEM style battery recently.
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Old 10-09-2020, 09:54 PM   #8
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Where did you purchase it?
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Old 10-09-2020, 10:22 PM   #9
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Past reports by Barn members is that at least some of the script batteries tend to be short lived.
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Old 10-10-2020, 02:19 AM   #10
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These Ford Script Battery Boxes are made in Australia. The V8 Club Member who makes them has shipped some overseas to owners of early Ford V8's. If interested, let me know and I will give you contact details.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:59 AM   #11
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I'm interisted I already started making a new one but......
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Old 10-10-2020, 10:47 AM   #12
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This outfit still sells Ford Script Batteries > https://www.batterycentralmall.com/B...tart/Ford.html

These are AGM Batteries....
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Old 10-10-2020, 10:55 AM   #13
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This outfit still sells Ford Script Batteries > https://www.batterycentralmall.com/B...tart/Ford.html
See post #9, just be aware. $380 vs around $200 for an Optima, I know which way I would go.
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Old 10-10-2020, 10:55 AM   #14
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I have made 1933-34 ford script box for several years . I dont make the top the battery hold down covers the top . I will post pictures. My price is $50 + shipping.
The box is made of fiberglass . an optma does fit.
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:09 PM   #15
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see pictures in new post
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